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Daily Archives: April 28, 2017

Macedonia president calls meeting after mob attack on parliament

Macedonia’s president called an emergency meeting of political leaders Friday, hours after demonstrators — mostly supporters of the country’s dominant conservative party — attacked the parliament and assaulted opposition lawmakers. Police said 77 people, including opposition Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, the head of a small ethnic Albanian opposition party, ...

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Syria in talks to buy Russian air defense systems: Assad

Syria says it is negotiating with Russia to buy state-of-the-art Russian missile defense systems to help defend the Arab country against Israeli and American aggression. President Bashar al-Assad made the remarks to Venezuelan channel Telesur. A transcript of the interview appeared on the official Syrian Arab News Agency on Thursday. ...

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Canada, Mexico win NAFTA breathing space

OTTAWA  – Canada and Mexico got a reprieve in their tough trade relationship with Donald Trump after the US president walked back his threat to jettison the NAFTA continental trade pact Thursday. After speaking by telephone with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts a day earlier, Trump announced that the North ...

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Pakistan accountable for deaths of Iranian border guards: Ministry

Iran says Pakistan should stand accountable for letting armed bandits operate on its soil after they killed nine Iranian border guards on the country’s southeastern frontier. “The Pakistani government should be held accountable for the presence and operation of these vicious groups on its soil, ” Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, ...

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Israeli missile shoots down ‘target’ over Golan: army

JERUSALEM  – Israel shot down what it identified only as “a target” over the occupied Golan Heights on Thursday, hours after Syria accused it of hitting a military position near Damascus airport. “The Patriot Aerial Defence System intercepted a target above the Golan Heights,” the official Israeli army Twitter account ...

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Israel seeking to divide Palestinian factions: Activist

As tension mounts between Palestinian parties of Fatah and Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, ruled by Fatah in the West Bank, has decided to stop paying for the electricity that the Israeli regime supplies to the Gaza Strip. Some 30 percent of Gaza’s electrical needs have been coming from 10 power ...

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Federal Minister Riaz Pirzada tenders resignation

ISLAMABAD  – Federal Minister of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Pirzada on Friday has tendered his resignation after he alleged interference in his ministry. Pirzada also hurled allegations of corruption on prime minister’s (PM) principal secretary and stated that his authority was curtailed. “PM’s principal secretary is interfering in my work ...

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